Sandra K. Smith

Sandra K. Smith nee Meinz, age 68 of Collinsville, IL, born September 3, 1947 in Sioux Falls, SD, passed away at 1:28am on Saturday December 12, 2015 at her residence surrounded by her family.

She was a retired hairdresser and graduated from Alvareita’s College of Cosmetology. She was a Navy veteran and enjoyed being with her family and grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband James F. Smith Jr., her parents Donald J. and Georgia F. nee Pick Meinz, a brother Shawn Meinz and a sister Sharon Hiemenz.

Sandra is survived by three sons; Lonnie (Denise) Smith of Maryville, IL, Shawn (Barbara) Smith of Collinsville, IL, and David (Fiancee’ Renee Ruark) Smith of Swansea, IL, three grandchildren; Joshua and Dustin Smith and Cameron Henson, five brothers; Bruce (Nancy) Meinz, Carroll (Janice) Meinz, Michael (Marie) Meinz, Brian Meinz, and Brad (Marcia) Meinz, three sisters; Johanna Theis, Mary Wetch, and Rhonda (Mike) Lepinski, numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 10am to 12:30pm on Tuesday December 15, 2015 at Barry Wilson Funeral Home in Maryville, IL.

Memorial service will be at 12:30pm on Tuesday at the funeral home with Dennis Johnson officiating.  Burial with military honors will be held at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, MO.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Hospice of Southern Illinois and will be received at the funeral home.

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